Social media sentiment analysis paints a clearer picture of the political environment

According to Pew Research Center, social media opens up new ways for people with similar interests to find, share and talk about news, including news about politics, with friends and colleagues. This means social media can get somewhat chaotic during election time. Cognitical is a cognitive solution from the Cloud Therapy team that conducts sentiment […]

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WebSphere users: Find your starting point to cloud

Everything is looking up. I don’t just mean everything is getting better—and it is—I mean literally everything is looking up to the cloud. The market continues to shift to cloud, creating leaders and laggards across every industry. This means if you’re an IT operations manager, you’ve likely been asked to start implementing a cloud strategy […]

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The solution to AI and jobs Is training, not taxes

Let’s take a breath: robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than Bill Gates has asserted just the opposite and called for a counterintuitive, preemptive strike on these innovations. His proposed weapon of choice? Taxes on technology to compensate for losses that haven’t happened. AI […]

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How to stop configuration drift during application deployment lifecycle

Quick hypothetical scenario: meet Dan, an application development executive at a large retailer. One morning, Dan was swamped with complaints about the new enterprise messaging system not working when he walked into work on what he thought would be a lovely day. He had sent out a note to the employee community announcing its availability […]

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CreativeLive teaches millions of students worldwide with cloud video

When Yasmin Abdi discovered her love of photography, she was a Somali refugee in Saudi Arabia with little more than a dream. As Abdi came to realize her passion for capturing powerful images, she searched for ways to learn more about photography but had very limited access to formal education. When she found CreativeLive, Abdi […]

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IBM Cloud revenue jumps by 33 percent

IBM reported cloud revenue growth of 33 percent year-over-year in its first-quarter earnings released Tuesday. Adjusting for currency, cloud revenue grew by 35 percent, up to $3.5 billion. Total cloud revenue over the past 12 months reached $14.6 billion, putting IBM ahead of competitors in the field of enterprise cloud. Specifically in the arena of […]

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The unstoppable trends transforming automation

The key to successful business operations is constant innovation. However, mundane, repetitive tasks and inflexible processes can often take up a knowledge worker’s valuable time. This could hinder the flow of great ideas, reduce productivity and take away from the creation and sustainability of a great customer experience. This year, at our keynote session for […]

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Trust revolutions and the need for blockchain

In my previous post, I outlined what makes blockchain a transformative technology. It builds trust in data and business networks, which makes it the latest part of a long history of trust as the basis for economic transactions. People trust each other based on personal knowledge. I trust you because I know you and what […]

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Get visibility and control across your hybrid cloud

Executives at some companies may have a vision of moving their business entirely to the public cloud. But the reality is that most will need a hybrid cloud approach to reach their business goals. The hybrid cloud model uses a mix of public and private cloud services as well as on-premises applications and back-end systems […]

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Protection in the cloud with a two-pronged approach

Hacking often conjures images of malicious criminals breaking into computer systems to steal and sell data for monetary gain. More recently, hacking has become known as a weapon that can cause public embarrassment and wreck reputations. Cyber-extortion and the threat to expose sensitive information are on the rise. In a recent IBM report, “Ransomware: How […]

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Comcast Business offers up IBM Cloud dedicated links

Comcast Business has partnered with IBM to offer its customers a direct, dedicated network link to IBM Cloud and its global network of 50 data centers in 19 countries. Using those direct links, customers will be able to access the network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. The partnership gives enterprise customers […]

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DevOps: What your application management is missing

DevOps and Application Performance Management (APM) go hand in hand. I want to take you through a simple journey which shows why APM is such a key part of DevOps today. Let’s take a look at typical types of metrics that need to be tracked and measured, as well as the key features needed in […]

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